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New USMC Doctrinal Pub – Competing

The world is a much more complicated space than it was even just a few years ago. Multiple parties vie for influence. “Competing” was written to help Marines (and you, if you read it) understand how our military plays into this situation.

From the forward:

Western conceptions of the international struggle among nations (and other political actors) often use binary war or peace labels to describe it. The actual truth is more complicated. Actors on the world stage are always trying to create a relative advantage for themselves and for their group. Sometimes this maneuvering leads to violence, but the use of violence to achieve goals is more often the exception than the rule. Instead, most actors use other means in their competitive interactions to achieve their goals. The competition continuum encompasses all of these efforts, includ- ing the use of violence.

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2 Responses to “New USMC Doctrinal Pub – Competing”

  1. Joe R. says:

    Their threshold for violence is set a little high.

  2. lcpl0420 says:

    we are still living in the world of Krulak’s 3 block war